Fruit aphids

Fruit trees and bushes can be hosts of sap sucking aphids (commonly known as greenfly, blackfly or plant lice) during spring and summer. These often cause distortion to foliage but may not affect the crop.

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Aphid damage on fruit tree shoot

Quick facts

Common name Fruit aphids (various species)
Plants affected Most fruits
Main symptoms Distorted growth, honeydew and sooty mould
Caused by Sap sucking insects 
Timing Winter, spring and summer

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